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H.R.5642 - SUSTAIN Act

To increase the numerical limitation with respect to H-1B nonimmigrants for fiscal years 2008 and 2009. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: SUSTAIN Act as introduced.
  • Official: To increase the numerical limitation with respect to H-1B nonimmigrants for fiscal years 2008 and 2009. as introduced.
  • Popular: SUSTAIN Act as introduced.
  • Short: Strengthening United States Technology And Innovation Now Act as introduced.

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OpenCongress Summary

Also known as the Strengthening United States Technology and Innovation Now Act, this bill would raise the annual cap for H-1B visas from 65,000 to 195,000 for 2008 and 2009. H-1B's are non-immigrant visas that allow U.S. employers to employee highly-skilled guest-workers in specialty occupations, mostly in high-tech industry.
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Official Summary

Strengthening United States Technology And Innovation Now Act or the SUSTAIN Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that the total number of aliens who may be issued H-1B nonimmigrant visas (specialty occupation) or otherwise acquire such status shall be 195,000 for FY2

Official Summary

Strengthening United States Technology And Innovation Now Act or the SUSTAIN Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that the total number of aliens who may be issued H-1B nonimmigrant visas (specialty occupation) or otherwise acquire such status shall be 195,000 for FY2008 and FY2009.

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